Fifteen Friars to Be Honored at June 21 Provincial Jubilee Celebration

Michael Harlan In the Headlines

NEW YORK — A liturgy and dinner will be held on Thursday, June 21, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi here to honor 15 friars who are celebrating silver and golden anniversaries of profession.  Detailed information will be mailed shortly to all Holy Name friars.

We hope that as many friars as possible will come together for this first provincial celebration recognizing our brothers who have lived out their commitment to our Franciscan way of life for 25 and 50 years. The preprandium and dinner that follows the liturgy will be the first provincial gathering in the new friary on 31stStreet.

The friars commemorating their jubilee of profession are:

Golden Jubilee (50 years)
Romuald Chinetsky, OFM
Justus Frazier, OFM
Valerian Vaverchak, OFM
Thomas McGowan, OFM
Christopher Coccia, OFM
Leonard Lencewicz, OFM
Stanislaus Widomski, OFM
Cornelius Conti, OFM
Mathias Doyle, OFM
Vincent de Paul Cushing, OFM
Bernard Splawski, OFM
Vincent Grogan, OFM

Silver Jubilee (25 years)
Allen Weber, OFM
David Haack, OFM
Paul Santoro, OFM

—  Br. Michael is Secretary of Holy Name Province.